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PINNED Self hosted backed on Docker, Support for RHEL 9.x
According to support matrix RHEL 9.x is not supported for self hosted backed installations. However vast majority of customers are using RHEL 9.x RHEL 9.x OS support required for Instana self hosted backend
PINNED Configure maintenance flyouts
User interface settings include the option “Show maintenance notes”. How can I as onprem-backend administrator configure and switch on such flyouts to inform my users about upcoming maintenance?

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Self-Monitoring Instana with Instana - Document Instana custom metrics

(Self-Hosted) Instana instances can be fully monitored using Instana. If you know which metrics (custom metrics in Instana) to look out for when workload or resources change. Instana should provide up-to-date documentation of internal custom metri...
10 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Future consideration

Beeinstana Backup and Recovery

If the beeinstana volume fails or is for any other reason compromised it needs to be possible to use snapshots for beeinstana operator or some custom form of backup and recovery.Most other k8s operators are capable of passing a datasource part lik...
19 days ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Submitted

New Logging feature available for docker-based on-prem installation

According to this: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=premises-installing-instana-backend-kubernetesopenshift#61-logging-beta it is only possible to enable this if using the Operator.Could we please document how to set...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Logging / Self Hosted 4 Not under consideration

Reduce Instana infrastructure footprint by reducing metrics resolution

First, we installed on self-hosted Instana Backend on Docker (on-premies). However, the backend didn't respond to the production load and lost monitoring data. Then, We decided to go forward with Openshift Installation. However, the recommended Op...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Metric Store / Self Hosted 1 Future consideration

OpenSearch Support

As an user of the Self Hosted Instana Backend/Datastore, it would be beneficial to be able to replace ElasticSearch with OpenSerach (Interpropability of ES and OS). OpenSearch is available as a managed service on AWS or as K8s operator (https://gi...
almost 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 2 Not under consideration

Mutliple small Raw-Span PVCs instead of one large PVC

Answer: Use S3-comptabile object storage https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=openshift-api-reference#s3config for rawSpans to scale PVC limits We get the pvc from an external ceph cluster to openshift cluster. With 1000...
about 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 5 Not under consideration

Create API to purge data for a given agent/host

The agent on our Instana backend host got switched from Infrastructure mode to APM mode and cause the system to consume more than 100 GB of data over the course of just a few days. We switched it back off, but now we are stuck with all this data w...
over 1 year ago in Instana / Self Hosted 4 Is a defect

Support for podman on RHEL8 for Self-hosted backend server

At this point, we are not planning to add support for hosting the Instana backend with podman. The RHEL 8 docker package has been replaced by the container-tools module in RHEL 8 and some customers do not want to install docker-ce for RHEL 8 for t...
over 2 years ago in Instana / Self Hosted 12 Not under consideration

BWI self-hosted Use RedHat catalogue for DB Operator

Background: The currently provided DB Operator versions have to be pulled manually and publically from the internet Refer to the installation guide for using Kubernetes Operator in official documentation: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observ...
3 days ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Submitted

Provide a complete oc-mirror ImageSetConfig for each Instana version

Description In a disconnected installation of OpenShift, the oc/oc-mirror tool to mirror is used in OpenShift and all RedHat catalogues to a mirror registry. The easiest, pushed procedure by RedHat and mostly used approach in the meantime, is to u...
3 days ago in Instana / Self Hosted 0 Submitted